Visakhapatnam: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has condemned the attitude of the Centre which had mentioned in its affidavit to the Andhra Pradesh High Court that privatisation of Visakhapatnam steel plant would not be stopped.
City corporator and CPM city secretary B. Gangarao on Wednesday said that the aspects mentioned in the Centre’s affidavit were detrimental to the interests of the people and workers in the country. It was nothing but handing over the nation’s wealth on a platter to the big corporates, he felt.
“On top of this, the Centre has stated that it had the powers to remove steel plant employees which only shows the arbitrary ways of the BJP government,” he remarked. He demanded the Centre to drop the privatisation move immediately and allot captive mines to the plant.
Dr. Gangarao also urged the Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy to immediately write to the Centre opposing the affidavit.
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